Size of IS shop: 1553
Mobile PCs: 1500
Hand-held devices: 565
Total screens: 2985
Industry: IT supplier
PC environment: Windows Vista, XP; Dell
Server environment: MCP; Sun; Windows 2000, 2003; IBM; Unisys; HP/Compaq
DBMS: DB2, DMS, IMS, Informix, Ingres; Oracle; SQL; Sybase
Address: 8 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington
Key IS projects this year: Not disclosed.
EDS is now owned by global IT solutions giant HP, following the merger of the two international organisations in August 2008. EDS is being integrated into HP’s Technology Solutions Group globally, with the complete integration of EDS with HP in the ANZ region expected by the end of the year.
In an interview with Computerworld in March, EDS New Zealand touted the progress and benefits of its integration with HP and its prospects in the ANZ region. David Caspari, EDS’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand, told Computerworld EDS is making good progress against its plans and has had a strong year in the ANZ region. This includes a third consecutive year of strong profit and positive cashflow.
He said the integration of HP and EDS is progressing quickly, but did not reveal detail on job losses or on HP’s announced global 5 per cent wage cut for staff.
Computerworld noted EDS’ push into the midmarket, having launched prepackaged ICT solutions under the brand name “Strike”. Caspari said these products are designed to drive EDS’ strengths in outsourcing, business process outsourcing and application outsourcing, into the mid-market.
Caspari said the additional value delivered to EDS customers through the integration with HP included expertise in datacentre research and development, virtualisation and enterprise software — these are being integrated into EDS service offerings, said Caspari.
EDS’ New Zealand country manager is Alfonso Gomez. In March, Gomez told Computerworld local opportunites had been secured in all four of EDS’s target industries. Gomez also indicated there are opportunities for EDS to service overseas clients from New Zealand.
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